Business & Administration

Parish Finance & Administration

  • According to the Canons of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, the diocesan commitment is a flat 10% of parish general operating income of the preceding three years. 
  • TITHEFORM 2022

Parish Annual Report

(Formerly known as the “Congregational Data Report”)

The online form asks for contact information, positions, and updated trainings for each person serving on the vestry or as a delegate. This year, we also ask for contact information for any paid lay staff members of the congregation.

Click here to access the 2023 Parish Annual Report, due March 1, 2023.

Please contact Angela Krueger, Assistant to the Bishop, at akrueger@eastmich.org with questions about the Parish Annual Report.

 

Parochial Report

The filing site for Parochial Reports for the Episcopal Church is located at reports.dfms.org.

When you file your Parochial Report online, our office automatically receives a copy. There is no need to mail a hard copy.

For more information, please see the Parochial Report Information Page of the General Convention website.

Please contact Sara Philo with any questions or if you need your log-in email address reset. Her email is sphilo@edwm.org.

The deadline to submit the Parochial Report is March 1, 2022.

Employment & HR

  • IRS set Mileage (beginning July 1, 2022)
    • 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use
    • 22 cents per mile driven for medical, or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces
    • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
  • The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is recommended at 8.1% for 2023, according to the CPI-W Midwest Index

Health Insurance

The Medical Trust
The diocese continues to offer health, vision and dental insurance coverage with the Episcopal Church Medical Trust, a division of the Church Pension Group (CPG) for eligible, active clergy and lay employees. Diocesan Canon 28.02(b), states “Each congregation shall provide health insurance through the denominational health plan for all eligible clergy and eligible lay employees.